File No. 738.3915/56

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.


Pending final decision of the boundary controversy, the Haitian Government refuses to consent to continuance of work on Pedernales road.

The Department is informed by the minister of Haiti that he has received from his Government full powers to negotiate with the Dominican Government a protocol for arbitration, and he requests the Department to endeavor to have similar authorization given to the Dominican minister in Washington, in order that the submission of the boundary controversy to arbitration may be promptly concluded. This Government would be glad, as has heretofore been stated, to assist in framing a protocol of arbitration.

P. C. Knox.